2021 was a transformative year as the MIBOR Economic Development Council not only changed its name but also its direction as a committee. The now MIBOR Economic and Community Development Council (ECDC) has expanded its focus to include not only traditional economic development but also people and place-based initiatives and projects.
We are excited to announce the 2022 MIBOR ECDC Grant Application is now open. The MIBOR ECDC is looking for opportunities to invest in initiatives aimed at job attraction/retention and expansion, placemaking, quality of life, housing and initiatives that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Funding support eligibility is limited to organizations and communities in the MIBOR service area. The MIBOR service area includes Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan and Shelby counties. The ECDC works with economic development organizations, community development corporations, parks and recreation departments, Mainstreet organizations, housing partners, community foundations, MIBOR Divisions, civic entities and non-profit organizations.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed quarterly. Here are the rounds for 2022:
- Round 1: Due January 19, 2022 by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC January 27, 2022
- Round 2: Due April 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC April 28, 2022
- Round 3: Due July 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC July 28, 2022
- Round 4: Due October 12, 2022 by 5:00 PM | Reviewed by ECDC October 20, 2022
If you have questions or want to discuss how your project or initiative might fit within the ECDC’s mission, please reach out to Maddie Rastetter at email@example.com or 317-965-5261.